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18:33  18 august  2017
18:33  18 august  2017 Source:   Autoblog

All the Buzz: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Confirmed for Production

  All the Buzz: Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Confirmed for Production <p>The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept reportedly has been approved for production and will mark the return of the Microbus to Volkswagen's lineup.</p>News of the I.D. Buzz's green light for production comes via Volkswagen board member Herbert Diess, who spoke to the U.K. publication Auto Express. "Emotional cars are very important for the [Volkswagen] brand," he said, adding that along with cars like today's Beetle, "[Volkswagen] will also have the Microbus that we showed, which we have recently decided we will build.

While the company has teased electric reincarnations of the iconic VW bus before, the company's latest microbus concept, the I . D . Buzz , is the first to go all out with a fully autonomous driving mode.

A report says that VW is expected to announce production plans for the electric I . D . Buzz microbus at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance on Saturday. Faraday Future could pull out of Formula E to save cash. Ford patent reveals removable steering wheel and pedals for self- driving cars.

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The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept EV has been caught driving around in the wild during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Zelectric Motors, which converts old Volkswagens to run on electricity, caught up with it during a drive at the beach, as Jalopnik reports. David Benardo of Zelectric posted the above video to Facebook, which shows the I.D. Buzz driving.

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Seeing the VW I.D. Buzz in motion is encouraging. When a concept car is drivable, it feels less like vaporware and more like something that could actually make its way to production. The fact that it's out on public roads is all the more impressive, and the reactions seem positive. Steven Ewing of Motor1 (and a former Autoblogger) also got a crack behind the wheel, and tweets that he doesn't think he has "ever received so many thumbs up."

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Volkswagen VW I . D . Buzz id Detroit microbus . The MEB platform theoretically allows for a more versatile seating arrangement on the inside. Volkswagen claims a "perfect weight distribution" along with space for eight people, an all-wheel- drive system and zero tailpipe emissions.

Filed under: Green, Volkswagen ,Minivan/Van,Commercial Vehicles,Concept Cars,Electric,Future Passenger and commercial versions are possible.Continue reading VW I . D . Buzz electric microbus could launch in 2022 VW I . D

VW says it will eventually build the I.D. Buzz, and a recent report suggested it could happen as early as 2022. That same report says an announcement could come as early as tomorrow at the Pebble Beach Concours. VW allowing people to get behind the wheel of the Buzz at the event, even taking it on public roads, seems to be building momentum for the vehicle, and we're hopeful for some concrete news soon. We expect an announcement about a production version of the Buzz would create a whole lot of buzz from the public.

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BMW Concept 8 Struts Across the Pebble Beach Lawn at U.S. Debut .
<p>The U.S. first date with BMW’s future coupe</p>Aside from the new surroundings, this is the same Concept 8 we were agape over at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, where the car made its official worldwide debut. Essentially, this previews the return of the BMW 8 Series, a low production but much beloved range-topping grand touring coupe that shuttled Wall Street types around town from the late 1980s to the late 1990s.

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